Institute beat Carrick Rangers to secure shot at promotion

Institute's Stephen O'Flynn tussles with H&W Welders player Craig Harris

Institute defeated Carrick Rangers 2-1 to ensure at least a Premiership promotion/relegation play-off place.

The north-west side are second in the Championship while third-placed Carrick are now out of promotion contention.

Institute are a point behind Bangor, who have turned down the chance of going up to the top-flight.

If Institute finish top after the final games on Saturday they will be promoted while a second place finish will secure a play-off with Ards.

Tuesday night's result at Taylor's Avenue also brings relief to Ballinamallard United and Warrenpoint Town, who now avoid a possible play-off and retain their Premiership status.

Ben Roy put Carrick ahead but Michael McCrudden levelled before Stephen O'Flynn scored an injury-time winner.

Institute will host Limavady United on Saturday while the Seasiders, who beat Lisburn Distillery 6-2 on Tuesday night, play H&W Welders at Clandeboye Park.

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